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BCE to The Suffragettes

02-22-1892 – 10-19-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay – Born in Rockland, Maine. She was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Her 

collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) attracted a lot of attention for its portrayal of female sexuality and feminism.

She was an American poet and playwright who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for “The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver,” only the third woman to do so. She was also known for her feminist activism. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. Millay entered Vassar College in 1913 when she was 21 years old, later than usual. In 1923 she married 43-year-old Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880–1949), the widower of the labor lawyer and war correspondent Inez Milholland, a political icon Millay had met during her time at Vassar. A self-proclaimed feminist, Boissevain supported her career and took primary care of domestic responsibilities. Both Millay and Boissevain had other lovers throughout their twenty-six-year marriage.  After Millay’s death, her sister Norma took over her house and in 1973 established the house and grounds as the Millay Colony for the Arts. She had relationships with several students during her time there, and kept scrapbooks including drafts of plays written during the period. Millay was named by Equality Forum as one of their 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month.

02-22-1917 – 05-04-1973 Jane Auer Bowles – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American writer and playwright. In 1938 she married composer and writer, Paul Bowles. Their marriage was a sexual 

one for about a year and a half. After that, she and her husband were platonic companions. They were both bisexual and preferred to have sex outside their marriage. They were unashamed of their bisexuality and marriage allowed them to express it. Her novel, Two Serious Ladies, was published in 1943. In 1948, the couple lived in Tangier, Morocco. While in Morocco, Jane had an intense and complicated relationship with a Moroccan woman. She also had a relationship with torch singer Libby Holman. Jane wrote the play In the Summer House, which was performed on Broadway in 1953 to mixed reviews. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and John Ashbery all highly praised her work.

02-22-1937 – 04-29-2011 Joanna Russ – Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She was an 

American writer, academic, and feminist. Russ is the author of a number of works of science fiction, fantasy and feminist literary criticism, including How to Suppress Women’s Writing. She is best known for The Female Man. After teaching at several universities, including Cornell, she became a full professor at the University of Washington. Her work is used in courses on science fiction and feminism throughout the English speaking world. Russ was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. She was openly lesbian.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

02-22-1940 – 07-18-2016 Billy Name (b. William George Linich) – Born in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

He was an American photographer, filmmaker, and lighting designer. Because of his affair and then friendship with Andy Warhol, he became the archivist of Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, from 1964 to 1970. Name was also responsible for “silverizing” Warhol’s New York studio. In 2001, the United States Postal Service used one of Name’s portraits of Warhol for its commemorative stamp of the artist. His photographs are important for documenting the pop art era.

02-22-1944 Felice Picano – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American writer, publisher, and critic who has encouraged the development of gay literature in the United States. In his memoir Men Who Loved Me, he writes about his close friendship with poet W.H. Auden. His later memoir, Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, he wrote about his contacts with Gore Vidal, James Purdy, Charles Henri Ford, Edward Gorey, Robert Mapplethorpe, and many other authors. His publishing company has introduced many other authors, including Dennis Cooper, Harvey Fierstein, and Jane Chambers. Several of his novels have been national and international best-sellers and have been translated into fifteen languages. Picano now lives in West Hollywood, California. In 2010, he received the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award and in 2013, the City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Award and Citation.

02-22-1947 Karla Jay – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a distinguished retired professor at Pace University, where she taught 

English and directed the women’s and gender studies program between 1974 and 2009. She is a pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies and is widely published. Jay was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front. She was also a member of the Lavender Menace—a group of women who were responding to a lack of lesbian presence in the women’s movement. They spoke out on May 1, 1970, at the Second Congress to Unite Women. This event was a huge turning point for lesbian feminism.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 22, 1957

The Film Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring appearances by Alan FreedLittle Richard and Bill Haley, opens at the Paramount Theatre in New York.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

LaVerne Baker headlined a show at Chicago’s Regal Theater.


Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” peaked at 2 was not number four on the USA song charts. The Beatles now had the number one and two spot.

02-22-1966 Brian Greig – Born in Fremantle, Australia. He was an Australian politician, member of the Australian Senate from July 1, 1999 

to June 30, 2005 representing the state of Western Australia. He began to get involved in gay rights activism during the 1990s, and helped establish an Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights. On June 13, 2011, Greig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community as a social justice advocate for the gay and lesbian community.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

February 22, 1970

Appearing at The Roundhouse Spring Festival in Camden, London, David Bowie and the Hype, (their first live performance of the new band), along with Bachdenkel, Groundhog and Carava


on the USA song charts,  Olivia Newton-John vaulted from 18 to 5 with “Have You Never Been Mellow” . 

 on the USA LP charts, Elton John’s 1969 album Empty Sky became a Top 10 album six years later, what with Elton’s huge mid-70’s success – and what a back catalog can do.

Drew Barrymore – Born in Culver City, California. She is an American actress, film director, producer, model, and author. She 

came out as bisexual in an interview with Contact Music in 2003 and has always considered herself to be bisexual. Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme. She has donated over $1 million dollars to the program. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.

1979: Studio 54 throws a gala fifty-second birthday party for closeted gay attorney and former McCarthyite Roy Cohn. The event draws several hundreds of the city’s luminaries – including Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, members of both Democratic and Republican parties and most of the city’s elected officials.

The evening unraveled like most debauched nights under the legendary disco ball. Rubell commissioned a custom birthday cake that bore the image of Roy crowned with a halo.

If you’re indicted, you’re invited!’ comedian Joey Adams joked. ‘Cohn invited 150 guests. Three thousand to four thousand showed up,’ said Steve Rubell, owner of Studio 54 and a principal client of Roy Cohn’s.(Cohn defended Rubell after the raids at Studio 54) His exclusive guest list included all his influential clients and the powerful people that had open accounts in his ‘favor bank.’ 

7 years later Roy Cohn would be dead of AIDS denying he was gay to his very last breath. Learn more about the most hated and feared closeted gay man in America Roy Cohn by clicking HERE

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

02-22-1981 Dan Choi – Born in Orange County, California. He is a former American infantry officer in the U.S. Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and publicly challenged America’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

1982 – Kimball Allen (born February 22, 1982) is an American writer, journalist, playwright, and actor. He is the author of two autobiographical one-man plays: Secrets of a Gay Mormon Felon (2012) and Be Happy Be Mormon (2014). The latter premiered at Theatre Row in Manhattan on September 24 and 27, 2014, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. He also hosts the recurring Triple Threat w/ Kimball Allen, a 90-minute variety talk show at The Triple Door in Seattle. Allen lived for many years in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.[ He married Scott Wells in October 2016. As of late 2017, they live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1987 – Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987 dies at the age of 58. He was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962). Warhol was gay. His lovers included poet John Giorno (born December 4, 1936), photographer Billy Name (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), production designer Charles Lisanby  (January 22, 1924 – August 23, 2013), and Jon Gould. His boyfriend of 12 years was Jed Johnson (December 30, 1948 – July 17, 1996), whom he met in 1968, and who later achieved fame as an interior designer. Many of Warhol’s works and possessions are on display at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover.

Bob Dylan with Warhol and his Elvis Images

Lesbian anarchist Valerie Solanas entered Andy Warhol’s sixth-floor office at 33 Union Square West on June 3, 1968, carrying two guns and a massive, paranoid grudge, and shot Warhol. No one would have guessed it would kill him 19 years later.

Two bullets from Solanas’ gun tore through Warhol’s stomach, liver, spleen, esophagus and both lungs. He was briefly declared dead at one point, but doctors were able to revive him. He spent two months in the hospital recuperating from various surgeries, and would be forced to wear a surgical corset for the rest of his life to hold his organs in place.

The shooting had a major impact on Wahol’s life and work, even beyond the considerable physical scars it left. He became much more guarded, abandoning much of his filmmaking and more controversial art and focusing more on business, founding what became Interview magazine in 1969.

The shooting intensified Warhol’s fear and loathing of hospitals, though he embraced alternative health treatments like healing crystals. This reticence produced fatal results on February 21, 1987, when Warhol died of cardiac arrest suffered after gallbladder surgery, a procedure that he had delayed for several years due to his fear of hospitals. 

Learn more about the shooting of Andy Warhol by Valerie Solanas by clicking HERE › home › shivers › rants › scum

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at the Grammy Awards, Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism


Shakespears Sister started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stay’. The duo was made up of ex Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and singer Marcella Detroit (who co-wrote ‘Lay Down Sally’ with Eric Clapton). One of the longest running UK No.1’s in chart history and the longest by an all-female act.


faux lesbian/the beatles marketed the Spice Girls reached #1 after just five weeks with “Wannabe”


The TV-movie “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story,” starring Jay Underwood and Renee Faia, aired on ABC.

Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”


Two middle-aged women spent the first of eight nights sleeping in a car outside Bournemouth International Centre to make sure they were first in the queue for when tickets to Cliff Richard’s forthcoming concert went on sale.

Little Richard was chosen to receive the Image Award from the NAACP.


The Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted into second place and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ was third, T Rex ‘Get It On’ was fourth and Special AKA’s ‘Gangsters’ came fifth.


Netherlands – Gerda Verbug (born 19 August 1957) is the first open lesbian elected to government. She becomes the minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality. She is a Dutch diplomat and former politician and trade union leader. She lives with her wife Willy Westerlaken in Woerden, whom she married in 2012.

LGBTQ2 blogger Nina: Noted here as to the discussion of the person/artist vs the art, and for abuse vs women, which impacts all women across sexuality and disportionately on ethnicity, disability and poverty:


After considerable controversy and debate over whether or not to honor recently deceased musician and Mississippi native Ike Turner, the state legislature passed a compromise resolution that honored only his musical achievements.

February 22, 2009 – Actor Sean Penn wins an Oscar for his role as Harvey Milk in the film, Milk. The film also won for Best Original Screenplay. Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant (born July 24, 1952) and written by Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974), the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.

Human Rights in global conflictTrans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women


The Spice Girls reunited for a spectacular performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


David Bowie dominated the 2017 Brit awards. The star was awarded best British male and best British album, for his mournful swansong, Blackstar. Rag ‘N’ Bone man was the other big winner of the night taking home two awards – the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act. As well as honouring Bowie, the Brits paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016.

“Inner Elvis: From Politician to Presley” – 13 WTHR Indianapolis


Yola Set to Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis


Marriage equality did not alter heterosexual ones at all.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up clash between religion and LGBT rights | Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law to produce websites for same-sex

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The Casually Queer Finale of “The Legend of Vox Machina” | Autostraddle

A lot goes down in these final three episodes of the season, including but not limited to Vex making Keyleth

first books, then people: #LestWeForget

While some banned queer books see a sales bump, others quietly disappear

All Boys Aren’t Blue and Gender Queer are among LGBTQ books affected by book

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The Lavender Effect

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Gay History – February 22: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Andy Warhol Dies, and Roy Cohn’s Birthday at Studio 54


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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:

Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.

the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.

There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.

Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.

the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.